Join us in the galleries for Mingdong Sun and Quinn Hunter’s exhibition openings. Come see their new work and hear from the artists about their art in the galleries!
The exhibitions run May 12 - June 24, 2023. The exhibition opening party will be Friday, May 12, from 5:30 - 8 pm at The Sculpture Center. Free, parking on site.
Mingdong Sun: "Impotent Pegasus"
Mingdong Sun’s artistic practice analyzes the sympathies of human desires in order to heal childhood trauma on a personal and societal level to reduce psychological violence. His works are fairytales of imaginary creatures that reflect his thinking about the relationship between himself and society. Composed of found objects or found concepts and origami animals, they become symbols of the outside environment that contain the spirit and support the structure of the work. By combining the mixed objects in the works, Sun attempts to create a system where the compositions contain each other while they are twisting the balance, forming an unearthly harmony.
Quinn Hunter: "When The Block Was Long"
"When The Block Was Long" investigates the systematic destruction of Black space in the United States in the early to mid 20th century using archived images that capture these spaces before they were altered and divided and in the cases of Detroit’s Black Bottom and Paradise Valley, neighborhoods were completely razed. The fallout of the promise the North offered many Black Southerners during the Great Migration has led to the Detroit of the current day with evident legacies of red and green lining, white flight, and divestment. This series of works reveals the continual forced migration of an entire community. Layering history, geography, social relations, and the present, this exhibition places truths beside each other to create an image that is wholly in its representation of Detroit and America. While the work is honest and painful, it also demonstrates resilience and creating anew. The space in the African diasporas is permanent — it can be entered, but one can never leave. It is finding paradise over, and over, and over again.